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GIR Live: How to keep the cost of monitorships down

GIR Live: How to keep the cost of monitorships down

July 05, 2018, GIR

Lawyers with monitorship experience shared their thoughts on how companies can avoid “obscene expensing” during monitorships at GIR’s first-ever Women in Investigations conference.

GIR Live: why investigators need to prepare for artificial intelligence

GIR Live: why investigators need to prepare for artificial intelligence

July 02, 2018, GIR

Using artificial intelligence and predictive coding will make investigations faster and cheaper, and can help avoid disclosure failures, white-collar practitioners said at GIR’s Women in Investigations conference.

Women in Investigations conference - in pictures

Women in Investigations conference - in pictures

June 29, 2018, GIR

Pictures from GIR’s inaugural Women in Investigations conference held on 28 June in London. Chaired by Lucinda Low of Steptoe and Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden of Freshfields, the conference featured former DOJ criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell, Karen Popp of Sidley Austin, and many more.

The Justice Department demands firms “get creative” to obtain overseas data

The Justice Department demands firms “get creative” to obtain overseas data

June 28, 2018, GIR

Lawyers report that the US Justice Department won’t fully credit a company for cooperating with an investigation unless its lawyers exhaust all possible workarounds to obtain information held outside the US.

GIR Live: Trump’s “unprecedented attacks” on DOJ affect morale

GIR Live: Trump’s “unprecedented attacks” on DOJ affect morale

June 28, 2018, GIR

The former Justice Department’s criminal division chief has said that US President Donald Trump’s almost daily attacks on the DOJ are lowering morale in a keynote speech in which she also addressed the “significant leadership vacuum” at the authority.

Brexit could soften the EU’s sanctions regime, says former MI6 chief

Brexit could soften the EU’s sanctions regime, says former MI6 chief

June 22, 2018, GIR

The former chief of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, Sir John Sawers, warned that EU sanctions will weaken after Brexit without the UK’s intelligence gathering and political influence.

Growth of UK revolving door practice is “ominous”

Growth of UK revolving door practice is “ominous”

June 15, 2018, GIR

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist urged UK lawyers not to normalise the “corrupting” practice of government officials moving to the private sector.

Société Générale settlement was a “great relief”, France's top prosecutor says

Société Générale settlement was a “great relief”, France's top prosecutor says

June 13, 2018, GIR

The head of France’s Public Prosecutor’s Office has hailed the recent US and French foreign bribery settlements with Société Générale as a “breakthrough for international cooperation”.

IBA Krakow: Poland may introduce DPAs

IBA Krakow: Poland may introduce DPAs

May 18, 2018, GIR

The Polish government is considering whether to introduce DPA-style settlements to allow companies that self-report misconduct and pay a 3 million Polish złoty fine to resolve bribery matters.

IBA Krakow: Polish amendment to criminal code “scary”, practitioner says

IBA Krakow: Polish amendment to criminal code “scary”, practitioner says

May 17, 2018, GIR

A Polish lawyer warned that the national government is increasingly interfering with white-collar cases and said that recent changes to the country’s criminal code are worrying, during a panel discussion in Poland on 17 May.